English & History Classes

English I: Ancient Civilizations

We will discuss the birth of civilizations and God's revelation of himself to mankind through the Ancient Times. Students will read ancient classics, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Code of Hammurabi, and compare them with Scripture through daily Bible reading. History will cover Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt through the time of the small kingdoms to the empires of Assyria, Neo-Babylon and Persia. Writing covers an overview of grammar, Creative Writing and Expository writing, focusing on sound thought. (Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm, taught by Michelle Murray).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English II: 

Greek, Rome, and the Middle Ages 

Students will read through the New Testament in the fall and watch as Christ's teachings speak to the Greek and Roman philosophies of the day and transform the known world. The spring will cover the collapse of the Roman Empire and the feudalism of the Middle Ages. The class will study the six types of college essays in the fall and journalism and research writing in the spring. (Thursdays 1pm to 4pm. Taught by Michelle Murray).

 








 

 



English III: 

Renaissance and the Enlightenment

From the early writings of the Italian Renaissance to the reformation of the established church, students will discover the forces that changed Europe after the Middle Ages, creating an expansion of Western Civilization across the globe. The second semester will end with an in-depth study of the French and American Revolutions and the founding of the American government. Writing will cover essays and research papers with an emphasis on scholarly research. (Taught by Michelle Murray, Wednesdays 11am to 2pm).

 

 

 










English IV: Victorian and Modern

From the impulsive Romantic adventurers to the Victorian value reformers, students will watch man's desperate attempt to find answers, culminating in Modern times. Writing will focus on in-depth critical analysis, style, individual study, college entrance writing and writing for our current culture. (Taught by Michelle Murray, Tuesdays 9:30am to 12:30pm).

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Creative Writing 

This class is geared towards High School students who should be familiar with the basics of creating a story. Students will focus on fiction, non-fiction, poetry and writing for theater. This class is designed to encourage the students in a love for the art of writing. (Not offered 2017-2018).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government and Economics

Students will learn the process of government through analyzing the constitution and the effects of the Supreme Court decisions since its formation. The class also covers Economics, both as a science and at a personal level. Students will read from Constitutional Law by Michael Farris and Economics, from BJU Press. Since there are many economic and government issues that arise during the 1800 to 1900s, this class is an excellent accompaniment to English IV, though it may be taken separately. (Tuesdays 8:30am to 9:30am, taught by Michelle Murray). 

 

 

 


Cultural and Physical Geography I

We will cover geography through games, videos and activities. There will be little homework outside of optional activities, games, and food preparation. We will look at countries around the world, find fun ways to locate them, learn about the people who live there, discuss mountain ranges and elements of physical geography and celebrate each country in its unique way. We will cover all continents within the year but focus on selected countries out of each geographical area. There will be a variety of activities and all ages are invited to attend this fun class. This will be a fun class for moms, too! (Fridays 12:30pm to 2pm, taught by Michelle Murray).


Cultural and Physical Geography II

 This class will continue from the previous class, again addressing all continents
 
but focusing on a different selection of countries for in-depth study.
(Offered Spring 2017, taught by Michelle Murray).

 

 

The American Experience 

 

This class will cover American History through the lives of its people. This is meant to accompany the Geography class as it will focus on the lives of the people who have contributed to America: Native Americans, Vikings, Pilgrims, Puritans, Jews, people from Ireland, China, Africa, Mexico, Germany, Czech Republic and many more countries. We will also focus on the specific lives of scientists and innovators. This class is meant for elementary or junior high grades and can be taken as a family. (Fridays 2:00pm to 3:30pm, taught by Michelle Murray).